Chicago Mourns With Orlando

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks with members of LGBT groups and their supporters at a vigil in the city's Boystown neighborhood on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Johnson said the city has stepped up security in gay communities following the shooting attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks with members of LGBT groups and their supporters at a vigil in the city's Boystown neighborhood on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Johnson said the city has stepped up security in gay communities following the shooting attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Teresa Crawford/AP
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks with members of LGBT groups and their supporters at a vigil in the city's Boystown neighborhood on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Johnson said the city has stepped up security in gay communities following the shooting attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks with members of LGBT groups and their supporters at a vigil in the city's Boystown neighborhood on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Johnson said the city has stepped up security in gay communities following the shooting attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Teresa Crawford/AP

Chicago Mourns With Orlando

Chicago’s gay community is expressing shock and sadness over this weekend’s mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando. 50 people were killed. Dozens more people were wounded. Several hundred people gathered last night at the corner of Halsted and Roscoe, in the heart of Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood, for a vigil. But the solemn reflection quickly took on a political flavor.

WBEZ’s Sarah Karp was there.